Well it's been an exciting few months for Fierce Light. We won our first few awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival, we had our International Premiere at the IDFA - the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, we had our U.S. Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and now the film is starting to make it's way out into the world in a myriad of exciting ways. We also had our first user review on the Internet Movie Database...
"I was fortunate to have seen this film at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2009. This brilliant film was worth the entire festival. The audience cheered and applauded. It is a must see for any human being who asks . . . "What can I do to make a difference?" I was moved to tears of compassion and inspired to take action. Run to see this movie and tell all your friends. Gather in groups to watch the film and remember why you are here. I was filled grace and reconnected to what love in action truly is. Our light is much stronger than any darkness and our determination
to do what is right will always prevail!
Yes this remarkable film is a Human Sunrise." - I coach
And another first - last night I did my first virtual q and a with the World Community Film Festival in Courtney, and the response was tremendous. Although I couldn't be there (I'm in Charleston, shooting a new film), I was able to feel the presence of the audience in the room, a 500 seat, sold out crowd that loved the film! Fierce Light was the opening film, and Wayne Bradley, one of the directors of the film, said that in his twenty years of programming the festival, the Fierce Light screening was one of the most moving events he has experienced. He said, "I want to give you the World Community Film Festival Academy Award".
It was great to be able to sit here in South Carolina, at one in the morning (due to the time difference), and field questions with the crowd, who response with love and applause after each response. Really fantastic energy, fantastic questions and a fun way to still be present with an audience. In a few weeks I'll be doing a virtual q and a again with the Powell River Film Festival.